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Family Subtree Diagram : Mather (Middleton)

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not see a GRAPHIC IMAGE of a family tree here but are seeing this text instead then it is most probably because the web server is not correctly configured to serve svg pages correctly. see http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/SVG:Server_Configuration for information on how to correctly configure a web server for svg files. ? Bold Mather (a tailor from Middleton) died L.B. in 1836. His sons moved away. There was another Bold Mather (1793-1794), son of James and Elizabeth. Samuel Mather married Elizabeth Kirkman at Middleton 14 Apr 1750 (no baptisms) James & Alice Mather had a family here 1784 - 1807 (not related) John Mather (Tailor) & Sally Tong (m.1806) had Ashton (b.1807) and Lucy (b.1812) but no marriage Another Mather family from Astley Otho & Rhoda - Ann & Thomas at Astley (and assumed all others) Whole family (weavers) had moved to Peel Street, Dukinfield, Stockport by 1941. Longhornends has DNA match to this tree (via Paul Mather) MIDDLETON, St Leonards, between Manchester and Rochdale, East of Whitefield and Prestwich, South of Bury, 10 miles East of Bolton. 50 Birth, Marriages and Deaths of MATHER from 1589 to 1812 (Last record) Many burials at Rodes, Middleton After John and Ann married, births registered at Heywood. Heap Bridge is between Bury and Haywood on the A58, West of Rochdale Possible Harwood connection, but negative and no DNA connections Taylors of Middleton in 1700 and early 1800s Another Mather family from Middleton in Tranmere in the 1870s Emma, James H, Justin and Catherine born in Tranmere. Nathaniel Mather, oldest son of Richard Mather moved to Middleton. 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Abode: Heywood, Heap No more children Marriage (two children) 1809 (Eccles), Abode: Middleton Marriage 24 Jan 1838 Widowed (six children) 1794 (Stockport), Abode: Heaton by Middleton No more children Widowed (a child) 15 Oct 1821 (Bolton) Abode: Harwood No more children Marriage (eight children) 3 July 1825 (Bolton, Middleton) No more children Marriage (three children) 8 Jun 1851 (Manchester) +Possibly more children Marriage (seven children) 1799 (Bolton) Abode: Whitefield Marriage 13-Feb-1831 Marriage (six children) 7 June 1857 (Middleton) No more children Marriage (three children) 21 Aug 1848 (Manchester) No more children Marriage (eleven children) 25 Dec 1850 (Manchester Cathederal) Abode: Middleton No more children Marriage (four children) 3 Oct 1847 Abode: Middleton No more children Marriage (eight children) 5 Oct 1806 (Leigh). Abode Astley No more children Marriage (five children) 25 Dec 1831 XTo be completed Marriage (a child) 16 Mar 1845 +Possibly more children Widowed (nine children) 17 Jul 1775 (Deane), Abode Ringley, Radcliffe, later Astley, Leigh Marriage 1860 No more children Marriage 12 Jun 1842 Marriage (four children) 1850 +Possibly more children Marriage (six children) 22 Oct 1806 (Middleton) No more children Marriage (two children) 3 June 1873 No more children Marriage (four children) Q3 1900 (Oldham) Abode: Pietermaritzburg, Natal Widowed 15 Nov 1857 (Middleton) No more children Marriage L.B. Marriage (four children) 20 Mar 1859 (Middleton) No more children Marriage XTo be completed Marriage 1895 Oldham RO No more children Marriage 17 Feb 1885 No more children Marriage (ten children) 1873 (Bradshaw, Bolton). Abode: Rhodes No more children Marriage (two children) 1915 (NSW) Marriage (six children) 18 Aug 1883 No more children Marriage 1 Aug 1874 (Prestwich) No more children Marriage 1853 (Ashton) XTo be completed Widowed (seven children) 20 Nov 1826 (Bury). Abode: Heap. Children imigrated to USA +Possibly more children Marriage 1818 (Middleton) Marriage 6 Mar 1836 XTo be completed Marriage 11 Oct 1813 (Middleton) XTo be completed Marriage (a child) 1923 (Gt Harwood) No more children Marriage (a child) 1898 (Rishton) Samlesbury No more children Marriage (seven children) Mellor & Samlesbury (nr Preston) No more children Marriage (a child) 1878 (Samlesbury) Marriage (a child) 1900 (Oldham RO) No more children Marriage 19 Feb 1898 No more children Marriage (six children) 22 May 1866 (Manchster). Abode: Tranmere No more children Marriage (three children) 10 Oct 1842 (Mancherster) Abode: Middleton Marriage (seven children) 8 Jun 1814 (Middleton) Marriage (a child) 1 Dec 1844 XTo be completed Marriage 5 May 1851 (Middleton) XTo be completed Widowed (three children) 1839 (Eccles) Marriage 30 Dec 1855 XTo be completed Marriage 14 Feb 1847 XTo be completed Marriage 15 May 1859 No more children Marriage (eight children) 29 Jun 1784 (St Mary, Burt). Abode: Middleton, a Taylor No more children Marriage 22 Jul 1802 Marriage (two children) 9 Apr 1822 (Middleton) +Possibly more children Marriage 20 Aug 1826 Marriage (a child) 24 Nov 1791 (Oldham) +Possibly more children Widowed (nine children) 25 Jul 1812 (Middleton). Abode: Ashworth No more children Representative of: James was a witness at Nancy's wedding of 1838 Representative of: Martha was witness to Hannah's marriage in 1848 Lives with: Otho living with his son Peter in Ashton-under-Lyne in 1851 Lives with: Ann Robinson (born 1808 in Astley) was with her brother Peter in 1851 at Ashton-under-Lyne Named After: Theres are the two Bold or Bould Mathers.  Are they related?  Probably not! Lives with: In 1881, Nathaniel (79) was living with his daughter's family Robert & Nancy Thorpe at Middleton Lives with: In 1861, Sarah Bailey was living with her (great uncle and aunt, TBC) Thomas and Hannah Thorpe and family (Robert's father) at Middleton. Lives with: In 1861, Alice Ann Bailey, aged 7, was with her grandparents Nathaniel and Hannah Lives with: In 1911, Hannah Mather (60, Aunt) was living with James William Hilton. Lives with: In 1891, Martha (62) was living with son James Lives with: In 1911, Nathaniel (71) and James (51), both Widowers were living with Harry and Mary Ann Holt Relative of: Leila Margaret Rader is an assumed daughter of Atthur.  There are also Jessica Peter and Elizabeth Rader with DNA matches to dkmiller168, so probably her children. Neighbor: In 1841, John was a Knowles Brow and James nearby at Heap Brow, Heywood, Heap (near Bury). Lives with: In 1901. Nancy (23) was living with her brother and his wife Lives with: In 1911, James was a Widow, living with his bro-in-law Harry Holt. Lives with: In 1861, after his mother Alice had died in 1855, Richard lived with his uncle Luke Mather in Ancoats, Manchester. Lives with: In 1861, after her mother died, Emma lived with her uncle and aunt Joseph and Ann Kenyon Work with: Richard and Luke may have worked togerther.  They were both Maker-up of Cotton Lives with: in 1851, Luke was with hos older brother James at Salford Work with: Both Maker-up in Manchester, and brothers Representative of: In 1859, William and Ann Mather were witness to Maria's second marriage to Edward Davies Named After 1813 - 1880 Eliza Mather 67 67 Possible daughter of Samuel and Alice (unconfirmed).  If  baptish 22 AUG 1813 at Holcombe, Lancashire is correct, then parents are Bowle (i.e Bold or Bould) and Margaret Mather   1799 - 1870 Ann Manock 70 70 In 1851, John (farmer) and Ann (54 & 51) were at Knowles Brow, Heywood, Heap with James (30), Moses (28), John (26), Joseph (24), Ann (17)  and Samuel (11)

Ann probably died at Hopwood in March 1870, aged 70.
1821 James Mather 1825 John Mather In 1871, Moses, John and Samuel (48, 46 & 30) were living with their sister Ann (and Thomas) Maddock and family at Heywood 1834 Ann Mather 21 Jan 1866, Ann married Thomas Mannock at St Leonards, Middleton.  Thomas wasnt just marry ing Ann. He also got her brothers!

In 1871, Moses, John and Samuel (48, 46 & 30) were living with their sister Ann (and Thomas) Maddock and family at Heywood

In 1881, Moses (Widower, 58) and Samuel (41) were boarding with their sister Ann Manock (47) hand her husband Thomas (42) and family.
1840 Samuel Mather In 1871, Moses, John and Samuel (48, 46 & 30) were living with their sister Ann (and Thomas) Maddock and family at Heywood

In 1881, Moses (Widower, 58) and Samuel (41) were boarding with their sister Ann Manock (47) hand her husband Thomas (42) and family.
1827 Joseph Mather Joseph had left home by 1861.

20 May 1853, Joseph Mather, Carter, married Nancy Morris at St Mary's Bury.  His father John was a sand dealer (i.e.; confirmed)
1775 - 1836 Bold (Bould) Mather 60 60 For others, Bold is often spelled Bould, but not here.  Bold was the son of John and Ann Mather and had a brother "Berry".  His father, John Mather, was also a Tailor from Middleton.

Bold clearly liked being a Tailor, since both his wives were Taylor!  He initially lived in Middleton, where all the children were born and baptised, although later (after 1810) moved to Little Bolton.

In 1800, when Ann died, Bold was recorded as a soldier.  Perhaps he was away for a few years between 1798-1801 and this is why there are no births at this time.

In 1809, Bold Mather (aged 33 yrs) & Margaret Taylor (aged 33 yrs), both of this parish (Eccles) were married.

Bold Mather was on the 1831 parish poor list, living at Brown Street, Bolton.  There is little else known of him.  He appears not to have advertised in the local papers.

In 1832 Martha (46) wife of Bold Mather of Little Bolton died.

In 1836, Bold Mather, a tailor from Little Bolton, died in bed on Monday morning (aged 60).  He was found about 9am at his lodgings.  An inquest was held, and the verdict was "Died by the visitation of God" (Bolton Chronical, 23 Jan 1836).
1776 - 1839 Margaret Taylor 63 63 There is no marriage for a Margaret Mather daughter of Taylor after Bold died. 1810 Nancy Mather After her father suddenly died in 1836, Nancy Mather of Moor Lane married John Harwood (24-Jan-1838).  Her father Bold Mather was a tailor. ~1810 John Harwood In 1837, John was a widower when he married Nancy Mather.  James Mather (her step-brother) was a witness 1806 - 1807 Mary Mather 5m 5m ~1776 - 1807 Alice Taylor 31 31 1825 - >1861 Peter Mather 36 36 Another Peter (15) was at Lane Ends, Middle Hulton in 1841

Son of Nathan & Alice (Bolton, 1825), confirmed by Marriage.

Peter was missing in 1851, and there is a gap in births until Joseph was born in 1859.  Did he go to America to visit his uncle?  His grandfather Richard died there in August 1851.
1822 - 1823 John Mather 9m 9m 1828 - 1908 William Mather 80 80 In 1850, William was a Shoemaker at 303 Deansgate, Manchester (23) when he married Eliza (19)

In 1851, William and Eliza (19, dau-in-law) who had probably just married, was with the family.

By 1861 William and Eliza had 4 children, but that number had doubled to 8 in 1871.

In 1891, William (Widower) and his 5 youngest children were at 32 Middleton Road, Great Heaton
1806 - 1880 Alice Brooks 74 74 In Jan 1880, Alice wife of Nathaniel of  Boardman Lane, Rhodes died, aged 74 1830 - 1867 Hannah Mather 37 37 Hannah married Thomas Bailey in 1848, and had two daughters in 1849 and 1853.

Did something happen to Hannah?.  Here daughters were with other family in 1861 and her parents in 1871.
1834 - 1882 John Mather 48 48 1837 Nancy Mather Nancy was baptised twice, first as a child, and later aged 17 (with Nathaniel and Alice) before she married.

Nancy married Robert Thorp.  Her father Nathanial (79) was living with her in 1881
1842 - 1854 Joseph Mather 11 11 1846 - 1879 Alice Mather 33 33 In 1851, Alice (5) was with her parents at Bradshaw Lane, Middleton.

In 1854: Alice wasnt baptissed until she was 9 years old, together with siblings Nathanier and Nancy.

In 1871, Alice (26) was still single, living with parents Nathaniel and Alice (69 & 65) in Middleton

1 Aug 1874, Alice married Charles Mills, an Etcher.  Thery were married 4 yeard before Charles died in 1848, and allice in 1879.  There may well be children, but no baptisms. Any children would be likely adopted out or taken in by other family..

Oct 1879, Alice, widow of Charles Mills, Thorpe Street, Rhodes died aged only 33.
1798 - 1800 Ann Mather 2 2 1805 - 1805 Mary Ann Mather 1802 James Mather James married Sarah Nancy Aked, and between 1841-51 James moved from Bury to Lichfield, Staffs.

After they married, James and Sarah lived at Heap Bridge, Heywood (East of Bury). He was at Heap Fold when Edmund baptised in 1827.

In 1841, James, a paper dealer, and Sarah (both 35) were at Heap Brow, Heywood, (nr Bury) with Edmund (14), John (12), Alice (8), Robert (7), Alfred (5), Frederic (3) and Aked (2mo)

In 1851, James, a paper maker, and Sarah (48 & 47) were at Alton, Staffordshire with 6 children.

There is another James Mather from Middleton, son of James and Alice.  This James died in Farnworth in 1873, aged 73.  It is this James, a shopkeeper, that married a much (22y) younger Ann Leah in 1860, the daughter of Joseph and Mary.
1795 - 1795 John Mather 9m 9m 1793 - 1794 Bould Mather 1 1 Bould (or Bold) Mather, son of James Mather is a mystery.  Born of Elizabeth, but Isobel recorded as mother when buried.  There is only one Bould Mather.  One mother must have died, and James married another.  Betty Lyon had already died, so cant be her! 1829 Elizabeth Leigh 1831 - 1900 Luke Mather 69 69 Luke was the son of Richard Mather.  He was also married at Manchester Cathederal, just two years after Luke, son of Thomas, but are they related?

in 1851, Luke was with hos older brother James at Salford

In 1861, Luke and Elizabeth (30 & 34) had his nephew Richard (11, born Salford) as well as sons John and William (6 & 2)
1774 - 1842 John Mather 68 68 John Son of Ann Eckersley of Kersley (SE Bolton between Farnworth and Clifton) by John Mather, baptised at Ringley (1 mile East on the other side of the River Irwell).

NOTE: Assume to be the John Mather & Alice Gore family (as DOB matches).

In 1841, John Mather (65), George Mather (25) and Frederic Fish (20) were at Derby Street, East Bolton

John died in 1842, aged 68 (so born 1774)
1777 - 1866 Berry (Bury) Mather 89 89 Bury married Ellen Burton in Bolton in 1792

Ellen must have died about 1804, and no more children came until John and Nathan. Nathan was baptised with mother Elizabeth, so pehaps Berry and Elizabeth were together for almost 20 years before they married.

In 1841, Berry (indexed as Betty, 60, and female) was an overlooker, with wife Betty (50) at Field Head Cottages.

Berry (Bury) was 73 with his new wife Betty (63) at Horton, Yorkshire in 1851.  They had their children Bury (21 and Sarah (19) with them.

Berry Mather Snr was 83 in 1861, living with his son Berry Mather (33), wife Salley (32) and their three children at Horton.
~1777 Ellen (Nelly) Burton 1828 - 1896 Berry (Bury) Mather 68 68 Betty Mather (60, Overlooker) and another Betty Mather (50), Reuben (15) and Berry (10) were at Fields Head Cottages, Horton near Bradford in 1841.

His 1896 Probate shows Berry moved to Bradford and had a son Greenwood Mather.
1830 Sarah Mather 1788 Elizabeth (Betty) Hustler Betty Mather (60, Overlooker) and another Betty Mather (50), Reuben (15) and Berry (10) were at Fields Head Cottages, Horton near Bradford in 1841. 1825 - 1860 Reuben Mather 35 35 Betty Mather (60, Overlooker) and another Betty Mather (50), Reuben (15) and Berry (10) were at Fields Head Cottages, Horton near Bradford in 1841. 1832 Robert Thorpe In 1857, Robert (25), son of Thomas (both labourers), married Nancy Mather (20), daughter of Nathaniel of Middleton.

In 1871, Robert & Nancy (41 & 43) were at Middleton with Nathaniel, Alice Ann and Harry (7, 5 & 1)
1828 - 1861 Thomas Bailey 33 33 1830 - 1882 Eliza Graham 52 52 Eliza was the daughter of Thomas Graham, a printer.

By 1861 William and Eliza had 4 children, but that number had doubled to 8 in 1871. 
1829 Martha Dawson Martha the daughter of James Dawson, a weaver, a minor in Oct 1847 when she married Peter Mather.  Her mother was Sarah.

In 1851, Martha (22, married) was with James (4) and Sarah (1). She was living with her borthers Abraham (31, Head, Wid), Isaac and John Dawson. Peter was missing.

In 1861, Martha (Head, Mar, 32) was with James (14), Sarah (11) and Joseph (3). She was a silk weaver (hand loom)

In 1871, Martha (Head, Mar, 43) was with James (24), Sarah (21) and Joseph (13) at 36 Boardman Lane, Middleton. She was still a silk weaver.

In 1891, Martha (62) was living with son James
1787 - 1855 Otho Mather 68 68 Otho Mather, born at Astley Village was aged 64 in 1851, living as Ashton-under-Lyne with son Peter and his wife Ann.

It is reported on Ancesty that "Otho (b.1787) married Rhoda Unsworth (b.1781), and her parents were Barzilla Unsworth & Elisabeth Hampson"
1779 - 1842 Rhoda Unsworth 63 63 In 1841, as well as Otho (50) and their children, Rhoda (60) also had John Unsworth (35, weaver) living with the family at Dukinfield, Stockport.  This was probably a younger brother or nephew.

It is reported on Ancesty that "Otho (b.1787) married Rhoda Unsworth (b.1781), and her parents were Barzilla Unsworth & Elisabeth Hampson"
1827 Thomas Mather 1808 Ann Mather 1816 Walter Mather 1821 Hannah Mather 1819 Elizabeth Mather 1810 - 1886 Peter Mather 76 76 1812 Ann Bottomley 1823 Benjamin Robinson Benjamin was a spinner and widower from Ardwick when he married Ann Mather in 1845. 1849 Rhoda Ann Robinson 1814 James Mather ~1755 - 1800 Ann Eckersley 45 45 Who was Ann of Astley?

There seem to be two (or three) John and Ann marriages and families.  In July-1775 John Mather of Standish married Ann Eckersley by licence at Deane having already had a son John baptised Feb-1775 (with mother and father named).  Then came Margaret (1776) and Bury (1777) and then the children stop!

There’s another family with births and burials at Astley (part of Leigh) from 1781.  Astley is between Leigh and Bolton.  There is no new Lancashire marriage which could be this John and Ann from Astley family.  It new seems that this is a continuation of the same family, now relocated to Astley.

The Dec-1781 marriage at Bolton to Ann Greenwood appears to be a close fit for John Mather which almost fits the Astley family, except Rachel was born 1781 before the December marriage (so John would not be from Standish).   Also Ann Greenwood and John Mather are believed to be another family who had married and lived in Bolton (also in this tree).

There is also an Anne (with and “e”) Spencer and John Mather marriage at Haslingden in 1775 but this is North of Bolton, and too early.
1807 - 1807 Ellis Mather 1781 - 1788 Rachel Mather 7 7 1789 Rachel Mather No obvious death or marriage for Rachel, so what happened to her? 1800 - 1801 Ann Mather 1 1 1794 - 1797 Mary Mather 2 2 1797 Thomas Mather In 1818, Thomas Mather married Ann Hulton.  It may be this Thomas (tbc).  Thomas's half-brother Henry was born in Middleton in 1817, so its quite likely. 1837 Leigh Mather 1839 John Mather 1847 Hannah Mather Hannah (44) was living with her sister Sarah Ann Stubbs family in 1891 1841 James Mather James missing from 1861 census 1853 Sarah Ann Mather Sarah Ann Mather married Samuel Charles Stubbs (b.1855) from Taunton, Somerset. 1823 Ann Leah Ann was much (22y) younger than James, but its clear from the 1861 census Ann (36) daughter of of Joseph and Mary Leah was the wife of the paper maker, Joseph Mather (58) living with them. 1804 Ann Mather 1800 Nancy Mather What happened to Nancy?  There's a Nancy Taylor, born Whitefield on the 1851 & 1871 census records which could be her.  This Nancy married John Taylor and had Hannah b. 28 May 1828.  She may have married Ellis Vickars, but there's no trace of them after the banns. 1813 John Mather 1812 Mary Bolton Mary had been married before, as she was Mary Coates, daughter of John Bolton when she married John, aged 30 1815 Nathan Mather Nathan is a spanner in the works.  His mother is Elizabeth and is from Leeds.

Is there a Yorkshire and a Prestwich Berry Mather?  Is that why there is such a gap between baptisms.  However the Burial of Burry in Bradford is a perfect age match, so more likely he married a different Elizabeth before 1815.
1829 Sarah (Sally) Greenwood 1752 John Mather In 1775, when John Married Ann Eckersley at St Mary Deane, he was shown to be a Weaver from the parish of Standish. 1807 - 1830 Ashton Mather 23 23 Like his father, Ashton was also a Tailor when he died, aged 23 years.  He never married. 1812 Lucy Mather Lucy Mather married John Smethurst, 6 Mar 1836 at Middleton, Lancashire, England.  John was a Cotton Opperative.  They had a family of at least 6 at Ashton under Lyne. 1810 - 1837 Rachel Mather 27 27 Rachel died a spinster of Middleton (recorded on burial record), aged only 27. 1808 Elizabeth (Betty) Mather Elizabeth married Dennis Ogden, a Widower and Weaver at Middleton, 20 Aug 1826.

Betty and Dennis lived at Whitefield.  Their infant son James (of Dennis and Betty) died 1828 as was buried at Prestwich.  They also had Sarah (1833), Ann (1835) and William (1837), and then nothing.
1822 - 1891 Moses Mather 69 69 Moses was 20 in 1841, with his parents John and Ann.  The Moses aged 15 with Ellis Mather at Mather's Fold is another.

In 1871, Moses, John and Samuel (48, 46 & 30) were living with their sister Ann (and Thomas) Maddock and family at Heywood.

In 1881, Moses (Widower, 58) and Samuel (41) were boarding with their sister Ann Manock (47) hand her husband Thomas (42) and family.
1796 - 1866 John Mather 70 70 John married Ann, and moved to Heap, Lancashire where they had James, Moses, John, Joseph, Ann and Samuel Mather.

In 1819 thru 1825, John was a Weaver, living at Pott Hall, Heywood.

John was a Sand Dealer in 1841, living with Ann (both 40) and their 6 children at Knowles Brow, Bury.  Since his son Moses was with Ellis Mather, it is assumes John is his brother.

In 1851, John (farmer) and Ann (54 & 51) were at Knowles Brow, Heywood, Heap with James (30), Moses (28), John (26), Joseph (24), Ann (17)  and Samuel (11)

In 1861, John (64) was a Sand Dealer, living at Manchester St, Heywood, Lancashire with wife Ann (62) and 5 children.

John Mather, Sand Dealer, died Aug 1866.
1857 Greenwood Mather 1852 Mary J Mather 1859 John Mather 1861 Betty Mather 1802 - 1884 Nathaniel (Nathan) Mather 82 82 Baptism records for Nathaniel are missing but it is very likely he is the son of Richard and Hannah from Harwood.

15 Oct 1821, Nathaniel married Nancy Bromily but she died soon after giving birth to their first son the following year.

In 1822, Nathaniel of Harwood (and Alice), Weaver had a son John baptised.

3 July 1825, Nathaniel married again.  His signature is a good match with his previous amrriage.

In 1834, the family were at Heaton Norris (when Hannah and John baptised)

Nathaniel and family lived in Middleton from 1841 onwards.

In 1841, Nathanial and Alice (40 & 35)  were at Middleton with Peter (15), William (15), Hannah (11), John (7), Nancy (3) and Nathaniel (1).

In 1851, Nathaniel and Alice (49 & 45) were at Chadderton, Middleton with William & Eliza (23 & 19, dau-in-law) and John (17), Nancy (14), Nathaniel (13), Joseph (7) and Alice (5).

In 1861, Nathanial and Alice (59 & 55) were with their daughter Alice (16) and grandaughter Alice A Bailey (7).

In 1871, Nathanial and Alice (69 & 65) were with their daughter Alice (26) and grandchildren Sarah Bailey (22, born Middleton) and Alice Ann Bailey (17, born Hulme).

In 1881, aged 89, after wife Alice died, he was a borader with his daughter Nancy and Richard Thorpe and family.

In Jan 1882, Nathaniel Mather of Thorpe Street, Rhodes died, aged 82
1849 Sarah Bailey In 1861, Sarah Bailey was living with her (great uncle and aunt, TBC) Thomas and Hannah Thorpe and family.

In 1871, Sarah (22) and Alice Ann Bailey were living with their grandparents Nathaniel and Alice Mather.
1853 Alice Ann Bailey There is no Alice Ann

In 1871, Sarah and Alice Ann Bailey (17) were living with their grandparents Nathaniel and Alice Mather.
1840 - 1881 John Hilton 41 41 John Hilton, a printer, was the son of James Hilton, a color Mixer

In 1873, when John married Sarah Mather at Rhodes he was about 33 and already a Widower.

The birial records included a footnote that John was sometimes church warden of the parish of All Saints, Rhodes.
1875 - 1955 Annie Hilton 80 80 In 1901, Annie Hilton (27) was with her mother Saran A Hilton (64) at Royton Street, Oldham 1877 - 1923 James William Hilton 46 46 There are two James William Hiltons born in Bury in 1877.  This James was born 24 Mar 1877 in South Bury, son of John Hilton and Sarah Mather. The other was born 10 Nov 1877 at Radcliffe and was a Launderer and married Catherine.

In 1891, James Wm  (14) was with mother Sarah (wid) and sister Annie at 53 Walker Street, Little Heaton

In 1901, James (34, single) was a Calico Printer, living with his mother Sarah (51) in Middleton

In 1911, James (34, single, calico printer) had moved to North Meols, Blackpool.  With him were his sister Annie James (36, Wid) and Aunt Hannah Mather (Wid, 60)


1872 - 1908 George Herbert James 36 36 1905 - 1978 Arthur Norman Hilton James 73 73 Leila Margaret Rader is an assumed daughter of Atthur.  There are also Jessica Peter and Elizabeth Rader with DNA matches to dkmiller168, so probably her children.

jandj841 also has a 22cM match
1863 Nathaniel Thorpe 1866 Alice Ann Thorpe 1874 William Thorpe 1869 Harry Thorpe 1860 Walter Thorpe 1862 - 1862 Edward Thorpe 1852 - 1852 James Bailey 1851 Hannah Mather 1853 - 1917 John Mather 64 64 In 1874, John married Sarah Ellen Jacques at Rhodes, All Saints, Middleton. 1855 - 1922 Jane Mather 67 67 In 1873, Jane Mather married Joseph Miller at Bradshaw, St Maxentius, Bolton.  Its strange Jane should marry here, not Rhodes, (and this is the first of 6 unrelated Mather marriages here).

In 1914, Jane was living at 663 Manchester Road, Rhodes.
1858 Joseph Mather 17 Nov 1879, Joseph arrived in Melbourne, Australia (sailing from Liverpool)

1881,  Joseph was still with his parents.

1881-91 Did Joseph marry?  The Joseph that married Amelia at Middleton was the son of Peter. The Joseph son of William that married Annie in 1886 was younger and had a sister (or relative) Charlotte.  He married Emily Jackson in 1883, but had no children.

In 1901, Joseph and Emily Mather (42 & 39) had Emily's mother Elizabeth Jackson (aged 70) with them.
1839 - 1924 Victoria Oldham 85 85 Victoria was the daughter of Hugh Oldham.

Husband John Mather died in 1882

In 1885, Victoria Mather married George Wardle
1800 - 1822 Nancy Bromiley 22 22 Nancy may have had a son Janes about one year before she died.  James, son of Nancy Mather of G.B. was buried 29 Dec 1822, aged 8 months.

Nancy Mather (1800-1822) was originally thought to be the daugher of Richard Mather and Hannah Knowles. However once it was realised that Nathaniel is also from Harwood and their oldest son, then Nancy is clearly his first wife.

Nathaniel and Nancy had a son John in Nov 1822, but Nancy died during or soon after giving birth.  John died 9 months later.  They are buried together at Bradshaw Chapel.
1902 - 1954 George Eric Hilton James 52 52 1904 - 1969 Leila Winifred James 65 65 1908 - 2001 Marguerita Sarah James 93 93 1786 - 1832 Martha 46 46 Martha wife of Bold Mather of Little Bolton was buried 8th March 1832, aged 46.

Is Martha Margaret.  If so, the age is also 10 yerrs too young. Otherwise, is there another Bold Mather?
1847 James Mather In 1891, James and Hannah (44 & 40) where in Heaton with son Fred (12) and his mother Martha (62) 1849 - 1903 Sarah Mather 54 54 Sarah dau of Dawson (of Middleton) or Sarah Ann dau of Bostock (of Pilkington) 1857 Joseph Mather On 18 Aug 1883, Joseph, son of Peter, married Amelia Hannah Varity 1841 Mary Crow 1859 James Mather In 1898, James (38) bachelor, married Alice Fletcher (43) a widower at St Leonards, Middleton

In 1901, James (41), a cotton spinner and Alice (45) were at Middleton with a nephew Thomas Cook (19)

In 1911, James was a Widow, living with his bro-in-law Harry Holt.
1876 - 1929 Nancy (Annie) Mather 53 53 Nancy was aged 5 in 1881 and 15 in 1891

In 1900, Nancy A Mather married Ralph Heald (Oldham RO).  It is unclear if Nancy Annie is the same parson, although age matches.

In 1911, Naney Annie Heald, 35 was with Ralph at 39 Chapel Street, Middleton
1851 Hannah Jackson 1848 - 1848 William Mather 9m 9m 1869 Mary Ann Mather 1862 - 1864 Mary Ann Mather 2 2 1869 Harry Holt 1839 George Wardle George was the son of Thomas Warfle, a Dyer, deceased in 1885 when he married Victoria 1854 - 1929 Joseph Miller 75 75 1879: Lived at Walker Street, Rhodes, Middleton

1879 to 1886, William, John, Eliza and Fred's births were registered at Prestwich, Bury.  The other 6 childrens births were registered at Middleton.
1860 Mary (Polly) Ellen Mather 16 Aug 1903, Mary Ellen Mather (42) married Robert Wilson (51, Widower) at Rhodes All Saints, Middleton. 1862 Alfred Mather In 1892, Alfred married Mary Sanderson Lawson at Rhodes, All Saints, Middleton. 1865 Alice Mather 1868 Frederick (Fred) Mather In 1901, Fred married Florence Emmott at Rhodes, All Saints, Middleton. 1869 Eliza Mather 1871 Maria (Marion) Mather In 1893, Maria married John Henry Heyes at Rhodes, All Saints, Middleton. 1873 Martha Ann Mather 1886 - 1961 Fred Miller 74 74 WW1: Fred joined the Australian Imperial Force 2 Dec 1914.  The record shows he was born in Rhodes, Manchester, Lancs and he was a labourer. 1888 - 1976 Mary Ellen Beard 88 88 1926 - 1976 Frederick Keith W Miller 50 50 From Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia

Dave (dkmiller168) is son or nephew, but no direct DNA match to me.  He does have a DNA match to Leila Margaret Rader (as expected) and also Christopher and Frank Mather (whoever they are).
1879 William Miller 1881 John Miller 1882 Mary Ellen Miller 1875 Alice Miller 1877 Harry Miller 1884 Eliza Miller 1888 Maria Miller 1890 Alfred Miller 1858 - 1940 Amelia Hannah Verity 82 82 In 1940, Amelia died at 27 Haversham Road, Crumpsall 1891 Florence Mather 1885 James Arthur Mather 1886 Walter Mather 1888 Florence Mather 18 Jul 1918, Florence (aged 30) married Arthur Edwards at All Saint, Rhodes.

In 1901, Florence (13), was with her cousin Fred Mather (22)
1891 - 1984 Harold Mather 93 93 21 Aug 1921, Harold married Ada Howarth 1894 Nellie Mather 1884 - 1884 George Mather 1836 - 1878 Charles Mills 42 42 There are no Rhodes or Prestwich baptisms for children of Charles and Alice Mills.

In 1861, Charles (25) was living with older brother John and parents Thomas and Mary.

In 1871, Charles (36, an Etcher) was living with his brother John Mills (42), a silk weaver at Little Heaton.

In Feb 1878, Charles Mills or Thorp Street, Rhodes, aged 43.  His wife Alice didn't survive long without him!
1917 - 1991 Alfred Mather 74 74 1815 Charles Mather Charles Mather of Middleton, son of John a tailor.

In 1853, Charles Mather, cotton weaver, born Middleton married Margaret Rose (aka Chatterton), probably a widow at Ashton under Lyne, St Michael. 
1817 Henry Mather Haney Mather of Middleton, born 1817, youngest son of John a tailor. 1828 Margaret Rose 4 Dec 1853, Margaret Rose (daughter of William Chatterton), probably a widow, married Charles Mather, son of John at Ashton under Lyne, St Michael. 1819 Mary Ann Mather 1803 - 1856 Sarah Aked 53 53 Shown as Sarah Nancy Mather (possibly in error) on Find-a-Grave, but simply Sarah elsewhere.

In 1841, James and Sarah (both 35) were at Heywood, Heap (nr Bury) with Edmund (14), John (12), Alice (8), Robert (7), Alfred (5), Frederic (3) and Aked (2mo).  Many, if not all their children, immigrated to the USA

Sarah Nancy Aked Mather (1803-1856) is buried with James (1802-1873) at St John, Farnworth
1827 - 1918 Edmund Mather 90 90 Edmund married Sarah Jane Parker in Massachusetts, USA 1829 - 1915 John Aked Mather 86 86 1835 - 1905 Robert Mather 70 70 1839 - 1890 Frederick Mather 51 51 1841 - 1858 Aked James Mather 17 17 1833 Alice Mather 14 Feb 1855, Alice (only daughter) married John James Byatt at Alton, Staffordshire.

In 1881 Alice's her brother Alfred (43) was living with John and the Byatt family at the Royal Oak Inn, Cheadle, Staffordshire
1836 Alfred Mather 1829 - 1837 Alice Mather 8 8 1831 - 1831 Sarah Ann Mather 2d 2d 1843 Jane Mather 1837 - 1837 <child> Mather ~1797 Ann Hulton This is possibly Ann Hilton (not Hulton), the daughter of John Hilton and Jane Holme, born 1797.

In 1818, Thomas Mather married Ann Hulton.  It may be this Thomas (tbc).
1814 John Smethurst 1786 - 1849 John Barlow 63 63 In Oct 1813, John Barlow (Wid) married Mary Mather at Middleton.  He is recorded as a Whister...?. 

Birth registered from Jan 1813 with John Barlow a Husbandman at Ashworth, is another John who married Mary Meaden at Middleton in 1812.

In 1841, John and Mary (both 55) are at Birtle, Middleton with Rachel (20), John (15), Susannah (13), and Jane (11).
~1790 Mary Mather 1900 Edward Mather 1894 Jane Fletcher 1928 Helen Mather 1874 James Mather In 1901, James (26) was a Police Constable at Blackburn with wife Ellen (27), both born Samlesbury. 1873 Ellen Sharples 1877 Nancy Mather In 1901. Nancy (23) was living with her brother and his wife 1836 Nicholas Mather Nicholas was the son of William Mather, a weaver and Margaret Pomfret

In 1861, Nicholas Mather married Alice Earnshaw at Mellor, Preston.  Two years later, Mary Jane Mather maried Eli Earnshar at Mellor.  Thay may have been brothers and sisters.
Alice Earnshaw 1862 William Mather 1865 Sarah Ann Mather 1867 Margaret Ann Mather 1872 John Mather 1876 Jane Mather 1850 Jane Ann Cowell Jane Ann was married (about 1870) before she married Nicholas, as she already had three Cowell step-children with her in 1881 1880 Mary Alice Mather 1876 - 1939 Ralph Heald 63 63 Son of Christopher and Sarah Ann Heald from Glossop, Derbyshire

In 1911, Ralph and Nancy Ann has one sone, Christopher, aged 10.
1900 - 1970 Christopher Heald 70 70 Christopher married Elsie (b. 25 Jun 1905) 1839 - 1919 Nathaniel Mather 79 79
On 20 March 1859, Nathaniel, son of Nathaniel married Mary Crow, daughter of Peter Crow, a farmer of Middleton

In 1881, Nathaniel, a finisher at Binhoorks, and Mary (41 & 40) were at 21 Chapel Street, Middleton with James (21), Mary Ann (11) and Nancy (5)

In 1891, Nathaniel and Mary (51 & 50)  were at 39 Chapel Street, Middleton with their daughter Nancy (51)

In 1911, Nathaniel (71) and James (51), both Widowers were living with Harry and Mary Ann Holt
1855 Alice Fletcher (nee Robertson) In 1898, Alice was a widower when she married James Mather.  Her father was John Robertson (dec.), a Butcher. 1843 James Mather In 1851, James (7) born Middleton was living in Salford with his parents Richard and Alice Mather from Manchester

22 May 1866, James Mather a Saddler, 23, son of Richard Mather a Maker Up married Fanny Davies at Manchester St John.

In 1871-76, James and family were living in Tranmere where four of the children were born.

In 1881, James (37, Wid), a Saddler was at Bradford, Manchester
1847 - <1881 Fanny Davies 34 34 Fanny was the daughter of Samuel Davies, an Engineer when she married Samuel Mather in 1866 at Manchester St John.

The family lived at Tranmere, Birkenhead where 4 of the children were born.
1876 Catherine (Kate) Mather In 1890, "Kate" was baptised, aged 16.In 1939, sisters, Alice M and Catherine were libing in Manchester.

In 1939, spinster sisters, Alice M and Catherine were living in Manchester.
1867 Samuel Mather Samuel was born at Irlan o'th Heights

In 1891, Samuel (23, Head, Single) was at 157 Ashton New Road, Bradford cum Beswick, Lancashire with Alice M (21), James H (18) and Catherine (15)

In 1899, Samuel married Lilly Brundish at Gorton St James.  They had a daughter Maude (1901-1964).

In 1901, Samuel and Lilly (31 & 28) were at Gorton.  Samuel a Saddler.

1869 Alice Maude Mather In 1939, spinster sisters, Alice M and Catherine were living in Manchester. 1872 James Henry Mather In 1791, 18, James H Was a Saddler's apprentice

5 Aug 1899, James Henry Mather, Saddler of 157 Ashton New Road, son of James, Saddler, married Catherine Wilson at Bradford Christ Church, Manchester.
1874 - 1882 Justin Mather 8 8 1871 - 1871 Emma Adelaid Mather 1822 - 1878 Richard Mather 56 56 IRichard was the son of Richard and Sarah

jn 1851, Richard Mather (29) was married to Alice (29), both from Middleton.  Richard was a maker-up of cotton goods.
1821 - 1855 Alice Tweedy 34 34 1848 - 1901 Emma Mather 53 53 In 1861, after her mother died, Emma lived with her uncle and aunt Joseph and Ann Kenyon

The Emma Mather that married Thomas Hanshall in 1872 was another, younger, born about 1854.

It appears Emma died a spinster in 1901.
1850 Richard Mather In 1861, after his mother Alice had died in 1855, Richard lived with his uncle Luke Mather in Ancoats, Manchester. 1793 Richard Mather Richard, son of James and Aklice of Middleton

In 1841, Richard and Sarah (both 45) were at Parkfield, Middleton with John (20), Richard (18), Ann (15), Luke (10) and Moses (8).
1796 Sarah (Sally) Stewart Normally called Sarah, but Sally when John and Moses were baptised. 1854 John Mather 1859 William Mather 1819 John Mather In 1844, John married Sarah Lancaster, and they had a daughter Elizabeth in Middleton in 1849 1827 - 1900 Ann Mather 73 73 5 May 1851, Ann married Joseph Kenyon

Ann Kenyon of 37 Parkfield, Middleton, widow of Joseph died May 1900
1833 - 1888 Moses Mather 55 55 1823 Sarah Lancaster 1825 - 1868 Joseph Kenyon 43 43 Joseph, a bricklayer was the son of John Kenyon, a shopkeeper 1867 Elizabeth Ann Mather 1815 - ~1856 James Mather 41 41 In 1841, James a carter and Maria (both 25) were at Primrose Street, Ancoats, Manchester. Thay had daughter Elizabeth (5) and another Eliza  Beasford (also 5).

In 1851, James (34) and Maria (33, born Tarporley) were at Salford with their two daughters and James's brother Luke.
1818 Maria Beresford

15 May 1859, Maria Mather, daughter of James Berisford married Edward Davies
1835 Elizabeth Mather 1843 Mary Mather 1826 Lydia Lancashire 1848 Elizabeth Mather 1852 Sarah Ann Mather 1824 William Mather In 1841, William (15) was a Male Servant at Manchester.

In 1847, William and Ann married at Middleton.

In 1859, William and Ann Mather were witness to Maria's second marriage to Edward Davies

In 1861, William and Ann (37 & 38) were at Cheetham, Manchester with 6 children.

1823 Ann Hughes 1810 Edward Davies 1763 - 1831 James Mather 68 68 Some of the Mather descendants of James moved to Rock Ferry, Tranmere, Birkenhead for about 8 years around the same time as my family moved from Bolton to Tranmere, before moving back to Lancashire. However, there is no DNA or other evidence to suggest the two families are related.

James was a Taylor from Birch (an area 2 miles NW of Middleton, between Middleton and Heywood).  Birch was shown on Leah's baptism.

29 Jun 1784, James Mather married Alice Colling(e) in Bury, and then lived in Middleton.

28 June 1831, James, Mather, Tailor od Middleton was buried at St Leonards, Middleton, aged 68.
1762 - 1814 Alice Collinge 52 52 29 June 1784, Alice Colling (or Collinge) married James Mather, a Taylor, at St Mary's, Bury. 1807 - 1807 David Mather 1796 Luke Mather 1786 - 1819 John Mather 32 32 31 Dec 1808, John of Manchester Town, spinner may have married Hannah Shaw (if its this John born 1787 and buried at Cadishead, Metropolitan Borough of Salford, aged 40).

It is far more likely John Married Sally Tong at Middleton 22 Oct 1806.  This John was a Taylor, as were all the family!
1784 Leah Mather 22 July 1802 Leah Mather married Charles Nuttall, both of Middleton.  Bold Mather was witness 1804 Moses Mather Baptised Moses in 1804, Moses may have gone by another name, possibly James.  The only record of him is when his son David married, naming his father Moses a Tailor from Middleton.

In 1841, Moses and David are missing from the census
~1784 Charles Nuttall ~1804 Nanny Buckley Named Martha when daughter Martha baptised, but Moses was a weaver, not a taylor, so may be another. 1785 Sally Tong ~1808 Dennis Ogden 1791 Lucy Mather 24 Nov 1818, Lucy Mather probably married James Booth at St Mary's Oldham.  There is no other Lucy Mather from Oldham.

There are no baptisms for children of James and Lucy, although there are for James Booth and no mother named.

In 1841, Lucy Booth (50) was in SE Bolton with several children, but no James.  There is also a James Booth in Oldham apparantely married to Anne with 7 children including a Lucy.
1826 Martha Mather 1823 - 1889 David Mather 66 66 ~1790 James Booth 1825 - 1825 Alice Booth 1m 1m Alice, daughter od James and Lucy Booth of Middleton died, aged 1 month 1819 - 1867 Rachael Barlow 48 48 Rachel died a spinster, aged 48 and was buried at her home village of Ashworth 1823 John Barlow John was 15 in 1841 with parents at Birtle, Middleton

8 Dec 1850, John married Ellen Blears at Pendleton
1828 Susanna Barlow Susanah was 13 in 1841, but not a baptised daughter of John and Mary 1831 Jane Barlow 1816 Sally Barlow 1814 Robert Barlow 1813 Ann Barlow 1821 Mary Barlow 1825 Margaret Barlow Margaret was missing in 1841 1782 - 1872 Mary Meaden 90 90 In 1841, John and Mary (both 55) are at Birtle, Middleton with Rachel (20), John (15), Susannah (13), and Jane (11).

In 1861, Mary Barlow (79, born Ashworth) is at Birtle, Middleton with Rachel (40) and Jane (30).

In 1872, Mary Barlow, Nab-wife, Birtle, died, aged 90 and was buried at Ashworth St James (with her daughter Rachael)
~1790 John Barlow 1789 Sarah Mather
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